December Entertainment Guide 2017

Which fun events should you attend this month in the D.C. area? View the gallery below for a list of ideas.

Introduction

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. December is here!

Time for your “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide.

Click through the gallery for highlights, then find the full list below.

(WTOP collage via YouTube)

Dec. 1-Jan. 7: “Curve of Departure” at Studio Theatre

Dec. 2-3: Smithsonian Holiday Festival

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Dec. 12-13: “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” at Strathmore

Dec. 14-31: “An Irish Carol” at Keegan Theatre

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WTOP's Jason Fraley previews December entertainment (Jason Fraley)

Can’t view the gallery? View the full text list of events below.

December Entertainment Guide

Nov. 30: National Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1: “It’s a Wonderful Walk” in Downtown Frederick
Dec. 1: “The Disaster Artist” hits movie theaters
Dec. 1: Samantha Bee at Kennedy Center
Dec. 1: Bon Iver at The Anthem
Dec. 1-3: “Mean Girls” at National Theatre
Dec. 1-7: “Titanic” returns to theaters for 20th anniversary
Dec. 1-20: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare Theatre
Dec. 1-24: “The Pajama Game” at Arena Stage
Dec. 1-24: “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Arena Stage
Dec. 1-24: “The Book of Will” at Round House Theatre
Dec. 1-24: Washington Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at Warner Theatre
Dec. 1-31: “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
Dec. 1-31: “Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Dec. 1-Jan. 7: “Curve of Departure” at Studio Theatre
Dec. 1-Jan. 14: “Crazy for You” at Signature Theatre
Dec. 2: Holiday Boat Parade & Fireworks at The Wharf
Dec. 2: Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long
Dec. 2-3: Smithsonian Holiday Festival
Dec. 3: Seether at The Fillmore
Dec. 3: Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Birchmere
Dec. 3: 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors
Dec. 4: Dave Koz 20th anny Christmas tour at Strathmore
Dec. 5: The National at The Anthem
Dec. 5-16: “Holiday Follies” at Signature Theatre
Dec. 5-31: “Twist Your Dickens” at Kennedy Center
Dec. 6: Simple Plan at The Fillmore
Dec. 6-Jan. 7: “The Revolutionists” at Everyman Theater
Dec. 6-9: Liv Ullmann’s “Private Confessions” at Kennedy Center
Dec. 6-9: Cirque Dreams Holidaze at MGM National Harbor
Dec. 7: Aaron Neville at The Birchmere
Dec. 8: “Darkest Hour” hits movie theaters
Dec. 8: “Wonder Wheel” hits movie theaters
Dec. 8: “The Shape of Water” hits movie theaters
Dec. 8: Darlene Love Christmas at Howard Theatre
Dec. 8-9: “Holiday Pops” with Megan Hilty at Kennedy Center
Dec. 9: Fantasia at The Anthem
Dec. 9: Gary Numan at 9:30 Club
Dec. 9-17: “The Holiday Show” at Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 10: Emmylou Harris at Hamilton Live
Dec. 10: Andrea Bocelli at Capitol One Arena
Dec. 10-22: Washington Chorus’ “Candlelight Christmas” at Kennedy Center
Dec. 12-13: “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” at Strathmore
Dec. 12-Jan. 7: “An American in Paris” at Kennedy Center
Dec. 13: Kip Moore at Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 14: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Capitol One Arena
Dec. 14-31: “An Irish Carol” at Keegan Theatre
Dec. 15: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits movie theaters
Dec. 15: “Call Me By Your Name” hits movie theaters
Dec. 16: Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith at Eagle Bank Arena
Dec. 16: O.A.R. at The Anthem
Dec. 16: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at The Birchmere
Dec. 17: Pentatonix at The Anthem
Dec. 17: Motown & More Holiday Show at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Dec. 20: “Jumanji” hits movie theaters
Dec. 20: “The Greatest Showman” hits movie theaters
Dec. 20: Bruno Mars at MGM National Harbor
Dec. 20-Jan. 7: “Les Miserables” at National Theatre
Dec. 21: “A John Waters Christmas” at The Birchmere
Dec. 22: “The Post” hits select movie theaters
Dec. 22: “Downsizing” hits movie theaters
Dec. 25: “Molly’s Game” hits movie theaters
Dec. 28: The Roots at The Fillmore
Dec. 29: Rakim at Howard Theatre
Dec. 30-31: Spoon at 9:30 Club
Dec. 31: Thievery Corporation at The Anthem
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve party at Kennedy Center

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